No surprise there ... Dubai in world's top 50 most Instagrammable places

But do your other favourite cities and towns make the cut?

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In a year when the Covid-19 pandemic has constrained our freedom, the human love of travel has become more of a yearning.

The past 12 months have seen travellers endure a miserable litany of lockdowns, travel bans, quarantines and cancellations.

If American author Mark Twain had been alive today, he would have been mightily irked.

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime,” Twain once wrote.

Recognising this unrequited wanderlust, Big 7 Travel has compiled a list of the world's 50 most Instagrammable destinations for 2021.

It used a scoring system analysing hashtags for each destination and survey results from its audience to come up with the featured 50.

The usual big hitters such as Madrid, London and New York are interspersed with several lesser-known, yet alluring locales.

But what destination has nabbed the number one spot?

It wasn't Dubai but its residents will be unsurprised to learn that it was ranked in sixth place with Big 7 Travel describing the emirate as being "made for Instragram".

With vaccines being distributed around the world, there is even a chance that this year one of the places listed could be your next holiday.

The gallery above reveals the list in reverse order. Enjoy giving your itchy feet a good old digital scratch.